WBB: OU-Baylor Preview

Courtney Paris and the Sooners (20-4) will tip-off against the Bears (17-4) at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Norman.

The Setting
#11/12 Baylor (17-4) at #9/12 Oklahoma (20-4) at -- February 12, 2006 -- 7 p.m. CST -- Norman, Okla. -- The Lloyd Noble Center (12,000).

Radio
The game will be broadcast regionally on Fox Sports Net (Cox 37 in OKC) and locally in OKC on Cox Channel 16 (UPN). To listen to the game online, click the link below and then click the black and white photo at the top of the page.

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The Matchup
For the third straight weekend, the Sooners will take on a team who is currently sitting in second place in the Big 12 standings when defending national champion Baylor comes to Norman on Sunday.

The Sooners enter Sunday's showdown 10-0 in Big 12 play, while the Bears are in a two-way tie with Texas A&M at 7-3.

Oklahoma ended the Bears' 25-game home winning streak in the first meeting between the two teams on January 21 with a 73-70 win. Sooner guard Kendra Moore hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left, and Courtney Paris more than held her own against 2005 Final Four MVP Sophia Young with 23 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. Young finished with 18 points and nine rebounds, but was just 7-for-18 from the field.

Since the loss to Oklahoma, the Bears have won four straight Big 12 games. Their only blemish since the OU loss came in a non-conference loss at LSU on January 30. In their three conference losses, Baylor has also only been outscored by eight points.

OU leads the all-time series 16-8 overall and 6-4 in Norman. However, the Bears have won the last two meetings at the Lloyd Noble Center.

Baylor Projected Starters
G -- 20 -- Angela Tisdale -- 5-6, Sr. -- 13.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg
G -- 21 -- Chameka Scott -- 6-0, Sr.. -- 8.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg
F -- 35 -- Abiola Wabara -- 6-0, Jr. -- 9.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg
F -- 3 -- Jessica Morrow -- 6-2, Fr. -- 6.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg
F -- 33 -- Sophia Young -- 6-1, Sr. -- 20.6 ppg, 9.7 rpg

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Oklahoma Projected Starters:
G -- 33 --Britney Brown -- 5-9, Jr. -- 5.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg
G -- 34 --Erin Higgins -- 5-9, Jr. -- 9.0 ppg, 1.8 rbg
F-- 22 -- Chelsi Welch -- 5-9, Jr. -- 9.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg
F -- 24 --Leah Rush -- 6-1, Jr. -- 10.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg
C -- 3 -- Courtney Paris -- 6-4, Fr. -- 21.1 ppg, 14.6 rpg

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